Auto Tips
Motor Oil Facts, Not Friction - Wanda - Farmington East ,Germantown
Many people don’t know how to select motor oil that will help them get optimum performance out of their car.
People often just select the oil their father used, or they may take the suggestion of a counter person at an
auto parts store who may not know any more about cars than they do. More

Replace dirty air filters. A dirty air filter will restrict airflow to the engine, which may reduce power output. If the filter fails, it will allow unfiltered air into the engine, which can be abrasive inside an engine. To avoid these issues and help promote long engine life, check your engine's air filter regularly and change it when it is dirty. (ARA)

Use high-quality fuel. Several automotive manufacturers (BMW, GM, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen and Audi) have published technical service bulletins recommending the use of top-tier fuel. Top-tier fuel contains more additives than is required by the industry's Lowest Additive Content (LAC) treat rate. Regular use of fuel that only meets LAC requirements may cause deposits to form on engine intake valves and fuel injectors. (ARA)

Health Tips
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Carbs to the rescue
Yes, eat carbs. Carbohydrates trigger the release of serotonin, a hormone that reduces pain and regulates mood. Healthy carbohydrate
foods that you should always keep on hand include whole grain breads and crackers, brown rice, cereal and fruits. Try spreading a small
amount of peanut butter on a sliced apple for a mid-afternoon snack. The natural carbs of the apple will help to relax your mind and improve focus.
Additionally, the protein from the peanut butter provides a jolt of energy, keeping you full feeling until dinner. (ARA)

Tuh-may-toh or tuh-mah-toh?
No matter how you pronounce it, one thing is certain - canned tomatoes are an essential ingredient no pantry should be without. In his new book "The 10 Things You Need to Eat" chef, author and TV host Dave Lieberman lists tomatoes as one of the 10 foods you should eat. Why? Because studies show tomatoes - rich in vitamins and lycopene - provide a mood-improving energy boost, and may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers.  (ARA)

"Experts say, unlike most fruits and vegetables, tomatoes are most nutritious when they are cooked," says Lieberman. "In fact, canned tomatoes, which I always have in my pantry (Del Monte Stewed Tomatoes are particularly good), contain more nutrients and lycopene because they are pre-cooked, enhancing their nutritional content."

Go a little nutty, without really losing it
The lull between lunch and the end of the work day can sometimes feel like an eternity, causing us to feel lethargic and irritable. Pull yourself out of the mid-afternoon slump with a handful of nuts or seeds, such as almonds, walnuts or sunflower seeds. The protein in nuts is perfect for a quick pick-me-up, and just a small handful packs a powerful punch of B6 vitamins - key nutrients in the creation of mood-enhancing serotonin to calm anxiety. Keep a jar of raw almonds in your desk, or mix up your favorite trail mix for a homemade de-stress treat.  (ARA)

Nothing fishy about this
Tuna packs a tasty trifecta of nutrients - inflammation-reducing omega-3s, emotion-enhancing B vitamins and serotonin-increasing vitamin D. Tuna is a good source of lean protein, which helps to sharpen awareness and alertness. Spread tuna on whole grain crackers for a quick lunch or for a stress-relieving dinner, reach in your pantry and toss tuna with a can of chopped spinach and whole wheat pasta to wind down after a long day.  (ARA)

Get moving
It is no surprise that most Americans spend a significant amount of time each day traveling to and from work, sitting at a desk, staring at a computer, and then settling down on the sofa to watch hours of television. But experts recommend that everyone should get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, which increases serotonin levels and gives you a natural high. This can even be accomplished in 10-minute intervals if you can't always find a free half-hour. Walking is one of the most efficient and effective forms of exercising - it relieves stress, lifts your mood, and helps you get a better night's sleep.  (ARA)

Avoid the crash
Eat small meals or snacks every few hours to avoid peaks and valleys in blood sugar, and maintain positive energy levels. When you start to feel like you are running on empty, resist the urge to reach for caffeine. It's good for a temporary lift, but too much caffeine is linked to depression, anxiety and mood swings, the latter which can make you crash even harder.  (ARA)

Home Care Tips
1 1/2 cups of clorox in your drains once a month will keep them from clogging up and clean.

Some tips to keep the air you breathe inside as clean as possible include: (ARA)
* Install hardwood floors versus carpeting. Carpeting traps particles, and with every step you take across it, those particles are released back into the air.
* Have carpets professionally cleaned with a truck-mounted system.
* Use natural- or botanical-based cleaners instead of chemicals.
* Regularly change your furnace filter - most experts recommend doing this every two months. This will help remove particles circulating through the air.
* Have your heating and cooling system thoroughly cleaned. This is because dust and other air pollutants collect in the vents, and then are picked up by the air    and blown back into the house.

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Hunters Hollow
02-05-2010   -FIX THE POT HOLES - the streets in Hunters Hollow  in Cordova have numerous pot holes ... how long does it take
for the city to get these  holes fixed?  posted by   JT/Hunters Hollow Cordova.. reply here